Dr K K Kaushik

Motihari: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on November 10 announced that GM Mustard seeds will not be allowed entry into Bihar. Addressing Chetna Sabha at local Zila School ground during his Nischay Yatra, Nitish said the GM Mustard seeds only benefits multi-national companies (MNCs). The farmers will not benefit from its use, he said. The CM said that he had already apprised PM  Narendra Modi of his concern in this regard.

Referring o his`Saat Nischay’ programme, Nitish  said that under the programme all the households across the state would get electricity, tap water and toilets. The programme also includes prohibition and redressal of public grievances. The electrification of village will start from November 15, 2016, he said.

The chief minister said that the Grand Alliance ( Mahagathbandhan) government would be completing one year in office on November 20, 2016, and he would release Report Card of his government on the day as in the past. Nitish said that he had fulfilled his promise made to the people during electioneering for 2015 assembly polls of enforcing complete prohibition in Bihar.

Without naming PM Narendra Modi, Nitish said that some others had forgotten their promises made to the people and had termed them as `poll jumla’. Nitish said that now other states also want to adopt Bihar model of prohibition. He said the sale of milk had increased by 11 % in Bihar after prohibition was enforced in the state in April, 2016. Referring to former Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Nitish said the BJP leader keeps criticising the functioning of his government and had termed prohibition a Talibani law.

The CM said that the people could avoid 90% of the diseases if they stop defecating in the open. He said that it was good that Parsauni Kapur Panchayat under Patahi block in East Champaran district had been declared open defecation free (OFD).

Earlier, the CM inspected the local Public Grievance Redressal office and also personally listened to the grievances of of several persons. A woman of Kanhi Tola under Turkaulia block Binda Devi complained to the CM that his son was being denied Ration-card. The CM ensured disposal of 47 grieivances. In the evening, Nitish held meeting with the officials at Radhakrishna Bhavan  at Motihari collectorate to review implementation of different welfare schemes.

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